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Paper Brick — Challenges the usage of paper



Reimagined Pavilion, a paper-bound quest, Challenges convention, putting paper to the test. Embracing fragility, it seeks to redefine, Palimpsest ideology, merging past and present's line.

Charlottenborg's facade, in tactile casted form, An inverted profile, paper's essence transformed. Delicate and fragile, its structure now evolves, Deformed and reconstructed, its purpose it resolves.

Palimpsest's overlay, original and new, The paper column captures what Charlotteborg drew. Inviting interaction, observation, and introspection, Tectonics and materiality, a profound connection.

The negative column's profile, a touch profound, This site's essence, in paper's grasp, is found.

How paper were used to documents the elevation of Charlottenbord in 2D.
Peter koch, survey, 1905 - 1980

Paper has long been utilized as a medium for archiving data, allowing architects and designers to capture material textures in a 1:1 scale by rubbing a pencil against its surface. Recognizing the inherent capability and flexibility of paper, we have embarked on a project to capture and present the tactile essence of Charlottenborg.

Our aim is to challenge the perception of paper as a lightweight and fluid material and transform it into something robust and stable. However, we still embrace the concept of framing the 3D data, inviting visitors to engage in tactile interactions. To achieve this, we employ a casting technique that deforms the paper, resulting in what we call "Paper Bricks."

Charlottenborg's facade material has evolved over time, allowing nature to weave itself into its identity, with each season presenting a unique facade character. In summer, the facade is covered in lush vegetation, while in autumn it transforms into a yellow wall. In winter, the brick facade is exposed without foliage. By creating a pavilion that dynamically reflects the changing seasons, we aim to generate a palimpsest effect, layering the negative impression of the existing summer 2019 facade onto the original, changeable facade of Charlottenborg.

Whether the pavilion stands within the context of Charlottenborg or independently, it serves as a 1:1 tactile archive, representing the layers of this architecture over time.

The paper bricks we utilize are lighter than actual bricks and made from recycled materials. The Re:Written Pavilion exemplifies the contrast between paper's light, flowy, and translucent qualities and its potential as a robust construction material.

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